Tag: event

The Maypole

By |2019-04-19T12:51:29+01:00June 25th, 2012|Categories: Portfolio Galleries|Tags: , , , , , , , |

THE MAYPOLE | Photographs set around a Maypole located in the North Yorkshire village of Slingsby.

Maypoles were traced to prehistoric times when the Tree Spirit was worshipped (Sir James George Frazer in his book ‘The Golden Bough‘). People danced around the poles but did not plait them. Today, the tradition is still observed in some parts of Europe and among European communities in North America.

The Maypole tradition hasn’t always met with approval. The Long Parliament’s ordinance of 1644 described maypoles as “a Heathenish vanity, generally abused to superstition and wickedness.” When Charles II took the throne in 1660 Maypole dancing came back after the crackdown during the Cromwell era.

Slingsby’s maypole history goes back a great many years. The current Maypole was erected in 1993 (the video for the 1985 raising can be found on the Slingsby village website) and is used each year for May Day celebrations attracting big crowds.

Single Images

By |2018-06-24T12:05:57+01:00January 22nd, 2012|Categories: Featured Gallery, Portfolio Galleries|Tags: , , , , , |


Collection of single images featuring documentary and editorial photography by Richard Flint Photography

The Speedway Meet

By |2018-04-08T18:18:34+01:00February 16th, 2011|Categories: Featured Gallery, Portfolio Galleries|Tags: , , , , , |

The Speedway Meet | Documentary photography project about the sport of Speedway

Speedway is a sport which has a massive following but is run on budgets far lower than other motorsports. One of the most popular sports of the 1950’s, Speedway was even watched at Wembley Stadium before the sport started to decline in the late 1960’s.

By the 1970’s and 1980’s many teams faced closure as stadium land was sold for redevelopment. Wolverhampton’s team is regarded as one of the most successful teams of the last 20 years; being both successful in the sport and financially secure in an era when many teams face closure.

The images were taken at a Wolverhampton vs Poole meeting. These images were taken using a Nikon F3HP fitted with an MD4 motordrive on Kodak TMAX 400 and Ilford HP5 film.

The photographs of the speedway bikes capturing the energy of a speedway start, bikes charging away from the line, are some of my best selling images.

Subscribe to the Website via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this website and receive notifications of new news update posts by email.

Follow me on Facebook

Recent Instagram Images

Richard Flint Photography